Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Drama Queen Economists

Ludwig von Mises
Lisa D. Cook, an associate professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University and Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, a research scholar in economics at Harvard University and the chief executive and co-founder of the Sadie Collective, a group that supports greater representation of black women in economics and related fields, write in The New York Times:
Economics is neither a welcoming nor a supportive profession for women.
Oh please, note they write from Michigan State University and Harvard.

They should see what it is like to advocate positions based on Austrian school economics.

The great Austrian school economist Ludwig von Mises, arguably the greatest economist of the 20th century, couldn't even get a paid position at a major university in the United States after he fled the Nazis in Europe.

The Noble Prize-winning Austrian school economist Friedrich Hayek was blocked from getting a position in the economics department at the Univerity of Chicago.

The best offer that the great Murray Rothbard had for decades was for a teaching position at Brooklyn Polytech, where he was paid less than some fellowship students.



  1. Loved the “Oh please” reference. Women tend to gravitate to professions other than Economics like education, for example. This would explain their low employment numbers in the Economics profession. It has nothing to do with the Economics profession being unsupportive and unwelcoming toward women.

  2. I seem to remember the pretty hot professor Stephanie Kelton of MMT fame.